I’m down. Almost out. But not quite.

I thought I should write something and update you all.   I have no idea what’s going to come but here goes.   Firstly, thank you. Thank you, thank you for all of your support. Your words of encouragement, shares of my posts, blogs and tweets, and donations mean the world to me. In doing […]

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I may be down, but I am not out.

In 14 hours I will line up with thousands of others to start the Rotary Stratford Marathon (and half marathon). I am attempting the half. I am not even remotely prepared; I have not ran since the Coventry Half Marathon on 19th March. Since then, I have been troubled with a gammy knee and wonky […]

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Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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It’s not “a” thing.

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of sharing a little piece of me at the CIPD Steps Ahead Regional Summit in Birmingham where our conversation was completely focused on mentoring. Why? Because I recognise and appreciate the importance, and life changing impact, a mentor has had, and still has, on me. Sometimes, it’s the […]

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Where to start?

Today I kinda ran a half marathon. Tonight, I don’t even want a Gin. There’s the context for this blog. Firstly, the good stuff. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Your words of support and encouragement over the last few months, since I started this crazy-ass idea, this morning before my first official half marathon […]

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I need you now more than ever

In 9.5 hours time, I will cross the start line and begin the first of my 3 halfs and 1 full marathon of 2017. To be honest, I’m feeling very nervous. No, that doesn’t quite cut it. I am shitting myself. I don’t know why because I know I can now run the required distance, […]

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When ticking a box just isn’t good enough.

A week to go before the first instalment of this years Marathon Challenge begins. What have I learned about this running malarkey and myself this week? First up, let me acknowledge the good thing. I “ran” another 13.1 miles today and I even conquered the, officially titled, Radford Rd incline for the first time. It’s a […]

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